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Ceramics Studio

Ceramics Studio will aim to build on skills learned in Ceramics for Beginners or gained from previous experience.

Students will further develop understanding and skills in hand building and wheel throwing techniques.

Students will have the freedom to work on their own projects with advice and assistance provided by the tutor. Or if preferred, the tutor can suggest items to be made which use and develop both hand built, and wheel throwing skills.

Students should come to the class with an idea of what they want to make. Goals for this Studio course could be improving a technique such as wheel throwing or making items such as slab built mugs or coiled vases. Please bring with you any support materials, mood boards, drawings or objects to help communicate your ideas or anything that inspires you.

The course will be held at Albury TAFE campus, with students having access to the full suite of tools and equipment in the large purpose built studio. Course fee includes all materials and equipment.

Presented in partnership with Riverina TAFE.

Term 4:
5.30 - 8.30pm
9 October - 20 November (7-weeks)
Tutor: Lauren Brown

Meet the Tutor

Lauren Brown

Lauren is an artist, horticulturist and art educator who is motivated by creating and sharing art that is accessible, functional and playful. She especially loves to see her students discover new works of art and see the world differently.

Lauren studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, completing a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) and fell in love with Ceramics during her Honours’ year where she spent the year focused on mastering clay.

She splits her time between her role as MAMA Studio Coordinator & Educator and her farm on Jaithmathang Country, Dederang, from where she runs a gardening business, private studio and enjoys hiking in the mountains.

Lauren combines her love of gardening and art-making to create ceramics that are infused with inspiration from the natural world. Her garden, local landscape and the Victorian High Country inform her creative practice through colours, textures, shapes and themes. Time spent outdoors is the perfect partner to her studio practice.

Alex Papasavas

Alex is a passionate educator with a background in school-based art education and curriculum design. He discovered ceramics while studying Art Education at the University of NSW’s College of Fine Arts and was immediately drawn to the challenge of wheel work. Alex enjoys working with students and introducing them to new and exciting artmaking processes.

Alex’s interests in ceramics lie at the intersection of materials, form and function – drawing on the properties of clay bodies and glazes to support the design intention of the object. A nature-lover and birdwatcher, the influence of the bush and natural world is central in Alex’s design thinking.

Alex will be teaching the Monday evening session.

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